I came across these two little angels in the Babyland section at Grand View Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.
Normally I would have knelt down and immediately cleaned off the tablet. But something about the way this particular portion of the marker remained so noticeably uncovered really touched me.
Maybe it's because I keep hearing word that the case may be settled soon, ending Grand View's long nightmare. All the work that everyone has been doing to keep her on life support for three years is paying off with a reality of her rehabilitation in sight.
I felt like these two little messengers were saying something, that for this quiet moment the name engraved on the marble under the dirt wasn't the point. Instead, it represented every tombstone in the park. All 40,000 or so of them.